The workshop combines the resources of the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics and the Product Realization Lab at Stanford. It includes an intensive introduction to additive fabrication with sound making in mind. Resonators will be modeled with computer aided design. Participants will explore techniques to reproduce existing resonators or novel ones of their own design.

3d printers will be used for fast prototyping of projects. Participants might print objects to validate acoustic predictions, or make mini instruments. Projects will be printed with Fusion Deposition Modeling (FDM) in the PRL. Basic acoustic principles of air resonance will be the main focus, with the goal of predicting the response of ocarinas, pipes, bottles, whistles, fipple-flutes, Borindos and other printable chambers for sound.


The workshop is not for credit. Participants of varied backgrounds are welcome. You may design a model from scratch, or modify preexisting models. A laptop is required, and some experience on a CAD software of your choice is recommended. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops with their preferred CAD software. For those new to CAD, Tutorials will be provided in AutoCad.

Instructor Bios

John Granzow
Dan Somen
Marlo Kohn